Senior Research Specialist - Modeler

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Hyde Park Campus

2012216 Medicine-General Internal Medicine

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Job Summary:

The Section of General Internal Medicine is seeking a mathematical modeler to support the health services research efforts of their faculty who direct the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy and NIH-funded Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research. The research emphasis of the Section is to develop and evaluate ways to improve chronic disease care and prevention in real-world settings, particularly among vulnerable groups such as African Americans, indigent patients in community health centers, older adults, and minority children.

The Senior Research Specialist will be an expert in mathematical modeling and apply these skills to working with the research faculty of the Section of General Internal Medicine on a range of projects in health services research and health economics.


  • The individual must have experience independently building microsimulation models and conducting cost-effectiveness analyses/decision analyses for chronic diseases
  • The ideal candidate would supplement these skills by having awareness of healthcare policy
  • Work for the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy
  • The Center aims to influence healthcare policies by studying innovations in chronic disease prevention, treatment, and care organization

  • Experience with mathematical modeling
  • Expert knowledge of mathematical modeling procedures in R, C, SAS, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel @Risk software and/or TreeAge required.
  • Experience with decision science methodology (cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analysis, program evaluation) required.
  • Ability to train and supervise others, including students, volunteers and other support staff required.
  • Knowledge of chronic diseases required.
  • Strong analytical skills required.
  • Strong problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree or PhD-candidate in Public Health, Public Policy, Health Economics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or advanced degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required.
  • Two years of experience working with academic medical research or public health projects required.
  • Experience with designing, developing, or running mathematical models, cost-effectiveness analyses or decision analyses required.
  • Experience with diabetes mathematical modeling preferred

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

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Job No:
Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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